Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus ‘very disappointed’ in General Assembly’s failure to move primary election date

(Oct 26, 2023)

“Despite drawing attention to the date in question well in advance, we are very disappointed that as things currently stand, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has been unable to come to an agreement and move the primary date from conflicting with Passover." Read more


Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus stands in solidarity with Israel after deadly terrorist attack

(Oct 08, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 8 – The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus issued the following statement today regarding the terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel. "Saturday was Shemini Atzeret, a holiday meant to be a day of joyous celebration for the Jewish people. Instead, we are heartbroken to learn that Hamas orchestrated a terrorist attack deliberately murdering and abducting civilians, marring this holy day as one of the most heinous acts of terrorism in Israel's history. "Israel has a right to defend itself, and our hearts go out to the people of Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces as they fight to secure their homeland. "We stand with Israel as they defend against this attack, and we pray for the people of Israel." The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus is co-chaired by state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks. More information about the caucus and its members can be found at . Read more


Jewish Legislative Caucus ‘deeply disappointed’ by inclusion of some speakers at Penn-hosted ‘Palestine Writes’ festival

(Sep 22, 2023)

“We support and encourage creating spaces for the discussion and celebration of Palestinian art, literature and culture. We simply believe that this celebration should not include individuals with a history of divisive, antisemitic rhetoric, which is antithetical to the mutual respect, understanding, and healing we all need to move forward.” Read more


Frankel issues statement after Pittsburgh synagogue shooter is sentenced to death

(Aug 02, 2023)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, released the following statement on the Tree of Life synagogue shooter being sentenced to death today: “I’m grateful that the trial is over, so our community can move forward in recovery. I respect the wisdom of a jury who has found this act of hate and violence abhorrent and beyond the bounds of rehabilitation. “This verdict doesn’t restore the lives of the people lost to hate. We will forever mourn them, and the loss is sewn into the fabric of our community, just as the building on the corner of Shady and Wilkins avenues attests to both the tragedy – and hopefully – the path forward in healing and education. “My small part in this is to continue to fight against hate, against hate crimes, and try to compel the full force of our government against this viciousness, this antisemitism, and these attacks against targeted communities.” Today’s sentence comes after a jury found the perpetrator guilty of all 63 counts against him and deemed the death penalty to be an appropriate punishment. Frankel is the co-chair of the PA Jewish Legislative Caucus and has introduced several anti-hate bills in the state House. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jul 20, 2023)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more